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ravensgate 11-16-2012 09:52 PM

Nerite quarantining...
 
Picked up a few nerites today and wondering how long folks generally quarantine for and what it is you look for when you quarantine. I admit to just tossing snails in tanks in the past with no real quarantine procedure. They will be going in shrimp only and crayfish only tanks so not sure what they might carry that could transmit but thought I'd ask:)

Hmoobthor 11-16-2012 11:51 PM

i never quarantine snail...i don't think they carry any sort of stuff that will pass to your fish..lol

toss in the tank and if he moves...ya!!

somewhatshocked 11-17-2012 05:22 PM

Snails, like anything, can come in carrying infectious bacteria or nuisances.

If you're concerned, then keep them alone for a week or two and observe them. If all looks well and there's nothing visibly awry, move them into your tank.

ravensgate 11-17-2012 05:43 PM

I knew they could carry leeches, wasn't sure about anything else though. Will quarantine for a week or more. Thanks Jake!


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